Wes Anderson adapts Roald Dahl on Netflix with Benedict Cumberbatch

The Marvelous Story of Henry Sugar is the next project from the director, who recently shot another film, Asteroid City.

Wes Anderson arrives at Netflix. A well-informed journalist of the Daily Mail, Baz Bamigboye, assures on Twitter that the director’s next film will be an adaptation for the The Marvelous Story of Henry Sugar (The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More in original version), a collection of seven short stories written by Roald Dahl in 1977. Filming will take place in London and Benedict Cumberbatch will be in the cast. No more details on the script and it’s unclear if the feature will be a sketch movie, like The French Dispatch. The main story of the book is that of a man able to see despite his stitched eyes, and Henry Sugar, obsessed with his case. This will be the second time Anderson tackles the work of Roald Dahl after Fantastic Mr. Fox. Recall that Netflix bought the Roald Dahl Story Company last September, becoming the only company able to adapt the novels of the man behind Charlie and the chocolate factory Where James and the giant peach.

Wes Anderson is particularly busy at the moment, having recently completed another movie, Asteroid City, including Tom Hanks, Margot Robbie and Scarlett Johansson in the cast.

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